Sunday, March 28, 2010

While She Was Gone

I have heard second hand that David (Jim's brother) would like to see more photos of Jim on the blog.  So in honor of David's request here is what Jim spent a lot of time doing this week:
It is what we affectionately refer to as "shoveling poop" at our house.  Yes this black gold is what makes our garden grow and every year Jim puts a nice blanket of it down on our flower beds.  His buddy Declan came over and helped him too but I missed the photo op!
Thanks to this black gold and Jim...
here are some of the beauties that are currently blooming in our yard.  So many more to come!!
and then the next day it looked like this....

Tulips are my favorite!
I loved the raindrops so perfectly lined up....
Wish you could smell this one - it is divine!  It sits near our front door so you are greeted by it's amazing scent every time you walk up to the door.

And this one isn't blooming in our yard but on our neighbor's porch.

Glad my neighbor's like pretty flowers too!

Happy Spring!!

Spring Break - Utah

Tessa flew to Utah last Monday for her Spring Break.

We missed her here at home but she had a fabulous time with her siblings and her Wilkes cousins.  In fact we go a phone call from Emily on Friday saying Tessa needed to stay longer.  Unfortunately it was too expensive to change her ticket.  She felt bad missing Mikala's mission call opening ceremony and baby Ellie's blessing!

Congrats to Mikala who is going to El Salvador on her mission!

Tessa loved spending time with her sister.
and her brothers too!

She went to dance class with Cali and even walked up this hill that Cali walks up all the time ALONE!!!
They went to the grocery store to stock up on some real nutritious food for the week!

Their own personal container of ice cream and some sugar cereal too!!

Clark did fix all four kids a nice meal one night - way to go Clark!!! You make me proud!!

Love seeing my four kids together enjoying each other!!

Logan and the girls went to the temple one night to do bapisms (Clark has to go home teaching and had an appointment with his Bishop)

And of course they had a fun time seeing and playing with some of their Wilkes cousins.
They got to meet Baby Ellie and delver the quilt I made for her.

And of course spending time with Addy, Ward and Jacki is always a highlight!!

Emily and the girls went and had pedicures!

and they all just enjoyed being together!!